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I was recently ask by one of my spiritual sons, who was it that has most influenced my life?  I have all the general responses like you do:  God, parents, spouse, friends, children, people.  But, in the late 1980’s, Patti and I became friends with Dave and Lawanna Busby and their beautiful daughter Dava.  The passion that drove that man was unlike anything we had ever encountered.  It was our first taste of the Spirit and an up close and personal tutelage in what victory wrapped in hardship really looked like.  Dave invested countless hours in Patti and myself.  It is the kind of debt that you really can’t ever pay back, but you can try to honor and make the same investment of yourself to others.

Since those early days of ministry, Dave elected and agreed to his final homecoming with the Lord.  I think of him often.  Especially when I’m around one of his best friends who is a Sr Pastor in Minnesota.  Busby’s name comes up and the laughter begins.  He was a man’s man, a great friend, a passionate husband and a dialed-in dad.  He served like a wild-man with unbridled passion and energy.  We are all richer because of Busby’s deposits.

Check out Dave Busby’s website:  CLICK HERE


Love and miss you friend,


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  1. Bonnie
    June 19, 2010 at 8:02 am

    Don’t we miss this man! We watched the video’s again and just laughed out loud together. Thanks for the remembrance – we miss seeing you guys too! bj

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